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Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing, whistling or hissing in one or both ears when there is no outside sound. Learn more about the symptoms and effects of tinnitus here and find out where to get help.
Hearing loss prevention
Some hearing loss may be permanent but there are ways to prevent hearing loss and permanent damage to your ears. Learn more.
Vertigo is a sensation of movement or spinning, tilting or swaying when your body is not actually moving. Learn more about its symptoms and treatments.
Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, dizziness and balance problems. While there is no cure, the symptoms can be managed.
Otosclerosis is an inherited condition that affects the middle ear. It's the most common cause of deafness in adults, but it can be treated with a hearing aid or with surgery.
An acoustic neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumour grows in the eighth auditory or vestibulocochlear nerve. It can affect hearing and balance.
Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the balancing centre in your inner ear. Here’s how it may come about, symptoms to look out for and treatment options.
Ear wax (cerumen) is produced by tiny glands in the ear canal and helps keep the ears clean. The wax is not harmful, but if it builds up, it can cause problems.
Otosclerosis can cause the stapes bone to lock in place, causing conductive hearing loss. A stapedectomy can improve your hearing without the need for a hearing aid.
A perforated eardrum is a common problem. A myringoplasty will repair the hole, may prevent infections and in some cases, improve hearing.